Not another call to arms (The Golden Compass)

From My EMAIL: Warning about The Golden Compass

Just want us all to be informed about a “holiday” movie coming out this season. Visit the snope.com website (link below). You will find out this is not an “urban legend”. Very sad…Just a warning about a children’s movie coming out this Christmas starring Nicole Kidman about children that end up killing God. They are hoping that unsuspecting parents will take their children to see the movie, that they will enjoy the movie and then the children will want the books for Christmas. That’s the hook. The author says he wants children to read the books and decide against God and the kingdom of Heaven.

Read the info on http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

I am not defending this movie (or the books). This movie if based on the (first) book and should be rather benign. The second and third book has the disturbing anti-god writing/imagery. The third book is when the children Kill God.

Unfortunately, the author of this series is a great writer (this should sound familiar, as in the Harry Potter books). Instead of avoiding the books and movie, we (as parents) should be educating our children concerning this world and what is meant by being “a fallen world”.

Another issue we should consider: what is the difference between this movie and DaVinci’s Code movie?

There is a lot of discussion on different Christian circles/website:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/december/12.36.html

http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/news/blog-071105.html

http://www.familylifeculturewatch.com/2007/11/the-controversy.html

http://sunandshield.blogspot.com/2007/10/golden-compass-by-philip-pullman.html

http://www.thinkingchristian.net/goldencompass/index.html

http://www.thinkingchristian.net/C1983916159/E20071121064613/index.html

http://www.breakpoint.org/listingarticle.asp?ID=5660

http://www.breakpoint.org/listingarticle.asp?ID=7254

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/hisdarkmaterials/summary.html

I will not encourage my children to see this movie or read the books, but if they decide then want to (or must), I will watch it (or read the books) with them and we will talk about it.

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~ by thoughtcrime2 on November 28, 2007.

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